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Hampshire County Council – Introduction to Medicine Residential – July 2023

Hampshire County Council are thrilled to offer a 5 day/4-night Introduction to Medicine residential, in conjunction with Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Are you thinking about becoming a Doctor? If yes, then this is the residential for you!


Dorset County Hospital and local bunkhouse accommodation


Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July 2023



What’s included?

  • Accommodation and all meals.
  • Transport from and to Winchester (if required)
  • All transfers to and from Dorset Country Hospital.
  • This 5-day residential combines theory with practical experience around life as a medical student and junior doctor, with a focus on key transferable skills.
  • A written reference from the hospital for your future applications in the medicine world!

What’s involved?

  • Specialities talks, meeting trainee doctors and medical students.
  • Life as a medical student.
  • Life as a junior doctor.
  • How to progress as a doctor.
  • Work experience and volunteering opportunities.
  • Medicine in Developing World.
  • Shadowing opportunities with doctors.
  • Practical skills.
  • Simulation and Resus training.
  • Talks from Southampton medical school: to include; top tips on how to write a personal statement.


Participants feedback


“A Very good and enjoyable residential, I gained a valuable insight to medicine and would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to pursue a career in medicine”- Thomas- Romsey


“Really fun residential! It was really interesting hearing from lots of different specialties and also spending time with other people doing their Gold DofE”- Jasmine- Wycombe Abbey School

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential, contact: [email protected] or to book visit our Hampshire DofE Gold Residential | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)






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